Many people assume CBD is new, but the history of CBD actually dates back to the 1940s. Roger Adams, a Harvard grad, was the first chemist to successfully extract CBD from the Cannabis sativa plant in 1946. That same year, Dr. Walter S. Loewe conducted the first CBD test on lab animals.
Later in the 40s, Raphael Mechoulam identified CBD’s three dimensional structure. CBD research continued over the next 3 decades. In 1980, Dr. Mechoulam made another breakthrough CBD discovery learning that cannabidiol could be a key factor in treating epilepsy.
Today people are rediscovering the wellness benefits of CBD. Research supports its use for conditions with inflammation as an underlying factor as well as:
CBD is commonly used by athletes to help recover after workouts and performances. CBD is experiencing an exciting time with the realization of its many benefits. CBD research is growing. Funding for by the National Institutes for Health for CBD went from zero in 2014 to $16 million in 2018.